Within 24 hours, 1,438 new infections with the coronavirus were added in Austria. That is below the average of 1,520 for the past seven days. However, eleven people died, as many infected as not since the end of June. In addition, the number of Covid patients in hospitals rose by 35 to over 600, the last time it was more at the end of May. Meanwhile, the daily vaccination counts were below 6,400, as low as they were at the start of the immunization campaign.
Due to a data cleansing, there was a reduction in the total number of confirmed cases in Carinthia on Tuesday and a decrease of 42 new infections compared to the day. Burgenland, on the other hand, reported 77 more positive tests, Lower Austria 204, Upper Austria 346 and Salzburg 107. In Styria, 133 infections were added, in Tyrol 80, in Vorarlberg 54 and in Vienna 479. This comes from the daily update from the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health .
The seven-day incidence rose further to 119 new infections per 100,000 population. With 107,618 PCR tests around the end of the holiday in eastern Austria, a relatively high number of tests were reported. The positive rate decreased by 1.3 percent.
There have been 698,948 confirmed infections in this country since the beginning of the pandemic. 670,601 people have recovered, so there were 17,535 active cases on Tuesday, 448 more than on Monday. However, according to a broadcast due to technical difficulties in Upper Austria, the data for the recovered could not be updated.
The comparatively high figure of eleven deaths in 24 hours caused the number of victims to rise to 40 deaths in the past week. In total, the Covid 19 pandemic has claimed 10,812 lives in Austria since it broke out.
There were 614 people in the hospital on Tuesday, 35 more than the day before. 171 infected people were cared for in intensive care units. This number has increased by one patient since Monday and has increased by 41 patients within a week.
On Monday, only 2,637 people had their first vaccination against Covid-19. A total of 6,359 immunizations were carried out. This is the lowest value on a Monday since February 1, when 4,741 stitches were administered when there was a lack of vaccines, according to the Ministry of Health’s vaccination dashboard.
According to data from the e-vaccination pass, a total of 5,544,328 people have now received at least one partial vaccination, which is 62.1 percent of the population. 5,248,284 people and thus 58.8 percent of Austria’s residents have been fully immunized so far.
In the 12 to 24 year olds, 44.1 percent are fully immunized, in the 25 to 34 age group the rate is 55.7 percent and in the 35 to 44 year olds it is 61.9 percent. 67.1 percent of people between 45 and 54 years of age are optimally protected against Covid-19 by vaccinations, 76.4 percent in the group 55 to 64 years. The 65 to 74 year olds have a full immunization rate of 82.1 percent, the 75 to 84 year olds 87.2 percent and the group over 85 years of age 87.2 percent.
The vaccination coverage rate is highest in Burgenland at 69.1 percent. In Lower Austria 64.8 percent of the population are vaccinated, in Styria 62.2 percent. After Tyrol (61.1), Vienna (60.7), Vorarlberg (59.9), Carinthia (58.5) and Salzburg (58.5), Upper Austria brings up the rear with a vaccination rate of 57.3 percent.